on a lazy Saturday. I was planning to ride my bike today but not with forecasts of heavy rain and I had errands to do, so today I will give you a pictorial of my daily weekend routine. Liquid Sunshine is a phrase that the locals use which refers to R-A-I-N, yes that dreaded 4 letter word
Morning found me in Steveston, BC before 8am. We don't wish to waste the day so the few of us who meet every Saturday morning for breakfast, decided to move our time up and start earlier. I parked my car in my usual spot and while walking over to our breakfast place I noticed that the water level of the Fraser River was higher than the dock, and the water was spilling over onto the asphalt
The water level is usually 10 feet lower. The tides are high right now and tomorrow it is expected to Crest. At 8:41am tomorrow (Sunday), it will be 3 feet higher than you see now. If I can open my eyes that early I will go down there and snap a few more photos
After breakfast we walk over to the public pier
Notice how high the water level is (on the left). Normally you would have to look DOWN at the boats below. Today they are nearly at the same level. Fishing boats dock here and sell their catch; Many types of fish and Shrimp. There are rules and you can only sell what you caught yourself so you are dealing directly with the Captain and crew
It is not very busy today, most likely because of the rain and cool weather.
They drape tarps during the summer to shade from the sun, but today it is covered because of the rain. I was very tempted to buy some shrimp. They charge different prices by size. I have found that even if they double bag the shrimp, liquid spills out and makes your trunk smell. If I knew beforehand then I would have brought my own plastic tub to put them in
While there are posted prices, the haggle back and forth system works too. I was also tempted to buy some Sable Fish ( = Alaskan Black Cod) . It tastes very good steamed
Most of these fishing boats come from the Northern Coast of BC. This one was from Prince Rupert. The one around the corner had fish from Haida Gwai'i ( Formerly known as Queen Charlotte Islands)
I could already taste the shrimp "in my mind". Next time I have to bring my plastic tub . I had visions of making a seafood chowder soup and the prawns would have been very tasty, or else even just sauteed with garlic and lots of cilantro
Don't send me shopping with an empty stomach for I will buy everything in sight that I like to eat.
Steveston is about 30-45 minutes south of Vancouver. I eventually left and headed to Granville Island
I needed to browse a kitchen accessory shop and pick up a few things to make my kitchen life easier
Of course, being Granville Island means it is surrounded by water. There is a large Marina here where they Sell, repair, and rent Yachts. I don't know if anyone has noticed but I do own shoes
and here I am using them to climb these few steps when I come to the yacht maintenance area. I spotted this yacht and thought of Jimbo/cpa3485
It's amazing in our blogging world when you see things that remind you of others. I thought Jim would want to see the name of this yacht. I am not sure if there is any water near Wichita, KS but if he had a yacht I am sure this is the name he would have chosen
If a yacht is out of your price range, then perhaps something in a brighter colour . . .
With my shopping finished it was time to head home
Granville Island is very bike friendly. There are dedicated motorcycle parking spots all over the Island, and many are covered. They make use of corner clearance spots which are too small for cars.
One last shadow reflection shot. And YUP, (even though it's killing me) the shoes are hanging on . . .